Psychiatric hospital closes beds

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, pE207
Academic Journal
The article reports on the cancellation of the redevelopment of the Alberta Hospital Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta by the Alberta Health Services Board. Accordingly, the government will move 246 of the 400 mental health beds out of the hospital into the community. It is believed that the initiative to cancel was fueled by the extant financial pressure in the province. Facility's medical staff association president Dr. Alberto Choy says the move will affect the legal and social services systems.


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